Global versus local in international HE ‘business’

Parochial thinking in a global student business

By Brian Stoddart – in University World News.

Higher education is an international business, but government policy does not make the most of all the possible advantages it can bring.

“Over the past two decades or so, one of the most startling but often unnoticed business developments in several economies has been the rise of international and transnational education…”


International Education: The Hard Edge of Soft Power

By Brian Stoddart – in Global Policy.

This paper sets out some current dimensions of the political evolution of international education which has become one of the world’s great export commodity.

The focus is on the emerging gap between recruitment and immigration policies, on the one hand, and the impact of those contradictions on source countries of students and the increasingly international nature of the academic workforce.


Povl Tiedemann
December 2014


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